About Us


ECM is the vision of a consortium of 4  investment professionals. Our company is founded on the principles of timely and precise execution which leads to superior performance and results for our clients and shareholders. When these elements are brought together the potential for achievement is endless.

This behaviour is embedded in our DNA and defines us as a business and as a driving force of inclusion and progress.

We pride ourselves in crafting bespoke financial solutions that are underpinned by innovation, efficiency and cline centricity.

Our team offers a unique and rigorous approach to asset  management and financial advisory by bringing together diverse investment professionals and industry experts with a wealth of experience and traditional discipline.



ECM was formally founded and incorporated in August 2015 with offices opened in Sandton, South Africa. We partnered with Legae Persec to initiate our product offering and compliance.


Our multi-strategy hedge fund and long-only equity fund were incepted in March 2016. A fully fledged team was appointed to drive the growth and evolution of the business.


ECM partners with Prescient Fund Services to convert our Hedge Fund into a collective investment scheme (CIS) and tops the Hedge News Africa rankings for Multi-Strategy product set.  ECM Research Analyst – Lungile Malinga was appointed the deputy chair of IASSA.


ECM secures its first institutional mandate with Sygnia Asset Management. ECM launches its Global Growth and Innovation Fund. We partnered with Mergence Africa Capital and launched an internship program.


ECM concludes 3 year track record and is granted FSCA License (FSP 50016). ECM Advisory business launched. ECM concludes its capital raise for NBC Holdings: R1.3 Billion. The business secures its second institutional client


Our company acquired its third institutional client. Catalytic project pipeline over R15 billion. Nomtha Ngumbela appointed to the board of IAS. ECM launches 2 bundles on Easy Equities platform.

Our Team

Our team is diverse and brings together investment professionals and entrepreneurs who have over fifty years of collective experience, insight and industry experience. Our unique blend of skill sets, personalities and business acumen enables us to create cutting edge investment methodologies, while simultaneously building a sustainable business and operating model that is hinged on fundamental pillars that promote longevity and scalability.

Lwazi Koyana - CA(SA)


Lwazi is a qualified chartered accountant with more than 20 years of experience in investment management and corporate finance. Lwazi established Infinity asset management which grew assets to R4 billion within 4 years of establishment, furthermore, He helped manage the country’s first responsible unit trust, the community growth fund. Lwazi is the Chairman of ECM’s board of directors.

Aviraag Ramdhani - BSc, MBA (Cum Laude)

Executive Director

Aviraag has over 13 years of financial markets experience and his areas of expertise include risk management, portfolio management, research. Aviraag is tasked with executing the company’s business strategy and ensuring that the company achieves its goals and objectives.

Grant Nader - BCom (Hons), CA (SA), CFA

Chief investment Officer

Grant is an industry veteran having spent over 20 years in financial markets. He has held senior positions at Nedbank, Investec and Renaissance Capital. His areas of expertise include portfolio management, risk management, research and derivatives. Grant has built up a long and impressive track record of managing institutional client funds. He is the Chief Investment Officer of ECM and the Primary Portfolio Manager for our Funds.

Avinesh Reddy - BBusci (Hons)

Business Development Director

Avinesh has a multifaceted skill let spanning research, technology, marketing and business development that he has acquired over the last 13 years at FNB, RMB, MMI and Accenture. He is renowned for his out of the box thinking and innovative approach to business. Avinesh’s focus at ECM entails extensive marketing of the business to raise institutional funds as well as sourcing fin-tech and technology deals within our advisory business.

Magalela Rendani

Analyst - BSc in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Rendani has over 6 years of experience in equities managing his own portfolio. Prior to joining ECM, Rendani spent 3 years doing equity research consultative roadshow presentations with Eduliko Investment Group. Rendani enjoys the process of hunting for compounding machines in equity markets, He spearheads ECM’s research capability with in-depth company research and analysis for both local and global equities.

Bhavesh Patel

Head of Risk - Bachelor of Science, Honours (Actuarial Science)

Bhavesh has over 14 years of experience in risk planning and management, compliance, end to end due diligence and portfolio management. Bhavesh helped set-up the first regulation 28 compliant Shari’ah fund of funds as well as set-up of the first listed African equity fund of funds. Bhavesh is ECM’s Head of Risk.


We understand the value that is created by forming a diverse team of individuals with complementary skills sets.

  • Valuing Diversity
  • Embracing Transformation
  • Team Work
  • Innovation
  • Excellence
  • Integrity

Actively increasing familiarity and tolerance of different perspectives, ideas and approaches.

Facilitating acceptance, showcasing unrecognized talent and diminishing misconceptions.

Collaborative, fair and self-critical effort that encourages each member to contribute fully and effectively to the success of the team while building independence and aptitude.

Driving a deliberate search for revolutionary concepts and strategies which have the potential to generate sustainable alpha in an ever-changing dynamic environment.

Distinctive blend of skills and experience that deliver indispensable advice and consistent, superior risk adjusted returns.

An investment identity and value system which is visibly honest in its approach and execution.


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